Ace mass paperback, 1961, movie tie-in edition, Ace D-504, 254 pages, cover photos from film "Master of the World," starring Vincent Price. 12mo (6.5" x 4.25") Omnibus combined edition of two novels originally published separately: "Robur the Conqueror," (also published as "The Clipper of the Clouds," and also "A Trip Around the World in a Flying Machine"), and its sequel "Master of the World." "Master of the World" begins on page 143. originally published as Robur-le-Conquérant (1886) and Maître du monde (1904). Plot synopses: Robur the Conqueror: Strange events are occurring around the world, involving lights, sounds and flags that are hung in seemingly impossible to get to locations. At the meeting of the Weldon Institute in Philadelphia, PA, Uncle Prudent (President) and Phil Evans (Secretary) and the membership debate about whether their balloon the Goahead, should have its directional screw located in the front or the back. A man called Robur interrupts and takes over their meeting; he insists that to master the skies, a flying vehicle must be heavier than air. His remarks infuriate the balloonists and after their meeting, Uncle Prudent and Phil are kidnapped and taken on an around the world trip in the Albatross, Robur's heavier than air "Clipper of the Clouds".
Author - Jules Verne
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Binding - Paperback
Edition - First THUS edition (January 1, 1961)
Publisher - Ace Science Inc.,
Type - Friction
Language - English
No. of Pages - 254 pages
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